How to form the plural in French

How to form the plural in French

You want to learn how to use the plural in French? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short French lessons complete with useful examples. Apples, houses, books... we'll teach you everything you need to know about the plural in French.

French nouns - plural

The plural is used, in general, to talk about more than one object. Examples in English would be 'dogs', 'cats', 'houses' and 'children'. The plural in French is generally formed by adding '-s' to the end of the word. Some words in French form the plural by adding '-x' to the end of the word.

Examples

maisons
houses
amis
friends
livres
books
enfants
children
filles
girls
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Step 5 : The plural in French

The plural is important in French when you need to talk about more than one thing. Using the nouns livre, chaise and porte (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn the plural of each of these words by heart. The plural forms are livres, chaises and portes. Now learn how to use each of these French plural nouns with the definite article. The nouns together with the definite article are les livres, les chaises and les portes (the books, the chairs, the doors). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the French plural including useful examples. After you've learned the plural of livre, chaise and porte, you can move on to Step 6 (French demonstrative pronouns).

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